Holiday Gift Guides 2019:
Gift Basket Bonanza!

Gift baskets. Those of you who know, know. A personalized gift basket is the gift that just keeps on giving. It is SO up my ally in so many ways. Themes. Customization. Over-the-top presentation, I could go on…

To start, you need a concept. Beach? Garden? Cocktails? Pick one, then start brainstorming. You’ll need a vessel that fits in with the theme next. It need not be a basket. That would be a little “cookie cutter,” one might say. A beach, bag, watering can, or an ice bucket would be a great place to start, depending on your theme. Then, start shopping for littles to go inside. These can be individually wrapped or tied with string, depending on your presentation strategy. And then some cellophane. LOTS of cellophane. Clear, crinkly, crystalline cellophane. If I could, I would wrap entire houses in cellophane before a reveal, because it signals something fun and exciting is headed your way. (You can also use fabric, mesh, antique lace, anything to secure the “basket” and tie it in a bow.)

The following is a fully shoppable, comprehensive list of Gift Basket ideas for the upcoming holidays. Because it’s not really the holidays without a profligate holiday gift basket or two, is it? I think not!

Holiday Gift Guide: All for the Fur Babies

Holiday Gift Guide: All for the Fur Babies

I know you would never forget about the four-legged, furry humans in your family. Okay, I know they’re really dogs (or cats), but pets love the holidays, too! Don’t forget to spoil them with lots of love and treats. It’s not easy being your best friend and constant...

Holiday Gift Guide: Smoker Skillz

Holiday Gift Guide: Smoker Skillz

Did you know that smoking meats is the new golf? At least a girl can dream. In my house, any given weekend consists of juggling the two, and this gift basket may just help facilitate that delicate balance. I guess I can’t really complain when I get to happily partake...

Holiday Gift Guide: Toy Boat, Toy Boat, Toy Boat

Holiday Gift Guide: Toy Boat, Toy Boat, Toy Boat

This Montessori-style wooden boat is the perfect vessel for a kid’s holiday gift basket. Filled with toys perfect for a day on the water, our little captains’ imaginations can run wild as they navigate through the high holiday seas of gift wrap and ribbon.  ...

Holiday Gift Guide: Just For Kicks

Holiday Gift Guide: Just For Kicks

I just really love sneakers, okay? So to me, a whole basket of them would be the ULTIMATE, knock me over and call me St. Nick stunner of a gift.

Holiday Gift Guide: Christmas by the Pool

Holiday Gift Guide: Christmas by the Pool

One of the coolest things about living in Southern California is...Christmas by the pool! It never fails to amaze and delight me, the juxtaposition of Christmas lights against a backyard pool party in December. [show_ms_widget id="36030307" image_id="41896772"...

Holiday Gift Guide: Groovy Gardener

Holiday Gift Guide: Groovy Gardener

Because people who garden can really dig it! This is no ordinary gardening gift basket, mind you. This gardening gear is a curated collection of the cutest, most 70’s inspired plant paraphernalia I could lay my chic little floral gardening gloves on. Share the love...

Holiday Gift Guide: Glamping Goals

Holiday Gift Guide: Glamping Goals

All I want in life is to go Glamping, but I just can’t seem to fit it onto my calendar. Instead, I’m filling this basket with all the coziest, cutest, Glamping gear I can find, and then I’m going to book out the chicest, safari-tentiest, s’more eating smorgasborg of a...

Holiday Gift Guide: Mocktail a la Mode

Holiday Gift Guide: Mocktail a la Mode

I’ve ALWAYS loved a good mocktail, but now that I’m preggers, I feel even more strongly about giving these teetotaling treats the due they deserve. Just because you choose to abstain does not mean that you have to live without a cute cocktail pick full of...

Holiday Gift Guide: Voguish Vagabond

Holiday Gift Guide: Voguish Vagabond

Trendy traveler, jet-set gypsy, call it what you will, but this basket is all about traveling in comfort and style. Let’s face it: traveling these days is far from luxurious no matter how you cut it. With the right gear, however, it is possible to minimize stress and...

Holiday Gift Guide: Haute Hostess

Holiday Gift Guide: Haute Hostess

A hostess gift is so last year: THIS year, it’s all about the hostess BASKET. Blow all those cutely bagged bottles of wine out of the water with a thoughtful collection of hand-selected items meant to help make this hostess’s holidays just a little more mellow....

Holiday Gift Guide: Boss Beach Party

Holiday Gift Guide: Boss Beach Party

Christmas at the beach?! Why not? Whether you live in So Cal or So Dakota, everyone can appreciate a good beach basket, even if they won’t be able to play with it until the summer months. Give someone this little basket of sunshine, and let it sustain them through the...

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